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A woman smokes a cigarette on March 12, 2012 in London, Ontario.   A trial got underway in Montreal Monday against three leading tobacco companies, seeking $27 billion from them for allegedly failing to adequately warn smokers of the dangers of cigarettes. Plaintiffs filed two separate class actions that were combined into what is Canada's biggest-ever civilian lawsuit, against Imperial Tobacco Canada (a BAT subsidiary), JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans Benson & Hedges in the Superior Court of Quebec. AFP PHOTO/Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images) Geoff Robins, AFP / Getty Images